Modern Books and Manuscripts
The Modern period at Maggs begins around 1800. We have a fair sized general stock of literature, and can usually offer a good range of first editions by the Romantic poets, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, poets of the First World War, T.E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, Evelyn Waugh, Dylan Thomas, John Betjeman and their contemporaries.
We are particularly keen on association material, and are effective cataloguers and sellers of literary archives.
BERLIOZ Hector.; HOPKINSON Cecil (1951)
A Bibliography of the Works of Hector Berlioz. 1803-1869Enquire
Illustrations. First edition, limited to 320 copies on Mellotex paper, 20 copies on Hodgkinson hand-made paper, this one of 2 copies printed for the author on Japanese Vellum, hors commerce. 4to., full green crushed morocco, lettered and ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, signed Zaehnsdorf, marbled paper pull-off case. Edinburgh, The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.
ASHENDENE PRESS (1935)
A Chronological list, with Prices, of the Forty Books printed at the Ashendene PressEnquire
Printed in red and black. "Printed for Private Circulation Only". Folio, 4 leaves, bound in original blue printed wrappers with small wood engraving on the front cover, uncut in a later blue cloth case with gilt lettering. Chelsea, The Ashendene Press.
BROCKMAN James.; GWASG GREGYNOG (1990)
A Descriptive Catalogue of Printing at Gregynog 1970-1990Enquire
One of 25 special bindings (this no. XIX being one of 5 bound by James Brockman to a design by Alan Wood). 4to., oriignal white and black morocco with a rectangular section of variously covered paper overlaid with translucent paper on both sides, black lettering on spine, white ruling on both sides and inner boards, in the original black cloth clam shell boxes with whit lettering on the spine. Newtown, Gwasg Gregynog.
REYNOLDS Sir Joshua (1779)
A Discourse, delivered to the Students of the Royal Academy, on the Distribution of the Prizes, December 10, 1778. By the PresidentEnquire
First edition. 4to., (pp.iv,1-38, advert leaf), stab holes where extracted from a nonce collection, sewn into 19th century brown paper wrappers, rebound in later quarter niger morocco over brown rough cloth boards, lettered in gilt, edges trimmed. London, Thomas Cadell, printer to the Royal Academy.
FRY Elizabeth.; FREEMAN Henry (1828)
A Memoir of the Life and Ministry of Ann Freeman, a Faithful Servant of Christ, compiled from her Diary and Letters by Henry FreemanEnquire
Second edition. 8vo., original maroon cloth, printed paper label to the spine, recently re-backed in red buckram, new endpapers, uncut. London, Darton and Harvey.
WOOD, Nicholas (1838)
A Practical Treatise on Railroads, and Interior Communication in GeneralEnquire
Containing Numerous Experiments on the Powers of the Improved Locomotive Engines: and Tables of the Comparitive Cost of Conveyance on Canals, Railways, and Turnpike Roads.
Third edition, with additions. 8vo. xxviii, 760pp, with 16pp of adverts. With thirteen fold out diagrams and four fold out tables along with the errata slip and further illustrations, diagrams, and tables throughout. Bound in dark green cloth, blind stamped with gilt title label on spine. Corners bumped, with tears to spine. Cloth slightly faded, and edges browned. London, Longman, 1838.
FRY Roger (1923)
A Sampler of CastileEnquire
Illustrations. First edition, limited to 550 numbered copies, this number 404. 4to., quarter cloth over pictorial boards, dust jacket repeating the design on the boards, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Richmond, published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press.
CRUIKSHANK George ()
A Slice of Bread and Butter.Enquire
Cut by G. Cruikshank. Being the Substance of a speech delivered at a public meeting, held for the Benefit of the Jews and General Literary and Mechanics' Institution. With three wood-engravings after Cruikshank. 8vo., 16pp., first page serving as title page. London, Published by William Tweedie. No date,
A Treatise on Fishing for Herrings for Herrings, Cod, and Salmon; and or Curing, or Preserving them, as practised by the different nations of EuropeEnquire
First edition. One engraved plate depicting A Spawn Box for Breeding Fish. Pp. , xx, 144 plus 15. 8vo., old-style half calf over marbled boards by Aquarius, gilt morocco label on spine, marbled edges, a very good copy. Dublin, Graisberry & Campbell.
ACCUM, Fredrick (1820)
A Treatise on the Art of Making Wine from Native Fruits; exhibiting the chemical principles upon which the art of wine making depends; the fruits best adapted for home made wines and the method of preparing themEnquire
Hand-coloured engraved vignette of a wine press on title page. First edition. Pp. 92, plus 24 pages of articles and correspondence about and by Frederick Accum concerning his work on the adulteration of food and culinary poisons. Sm. 8vo., contemporary mottled paper covered boards, original printed paper spine label, slight fading at extremities, spine with some wear and small piece of later marbled paper stuck down, still a rather handsome copy. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown.